Native Voices-Secret History


About the Production

Native Voices-Secret History explores experiences of members of Native American nations, examining both the common misconceptions and stereotypes of native communities by outsiders, but also exploring the similarities and differences within cultures, traditions, and experiences of Native peoples. Cast members in Native Voices – Secret History came from Haskell Indian Nations University and the local Lawrence Native American community, and represented a range of tribal, geographic, generational and personal backgrounds.

A work in the Undesirable Elements Series.

Production Team And Cast

Directed by

Ping Chong

Written by

Ping Chong and Sara Zatz, in collaboration with the cast

Stage Manager

Patrick Carriere


Dr. Russel Blackbird (Omaha Tribe of Nebraska), Carly Jo Blemmel (Choctaw), Dennison Dugi (Diné), Dianne Yeahquo Reyner (Kiowa Nation of Oklahoma), Lori Tapahonso (Diné)


The Lied Center of Kansas

Haskell Indian Nations University.

(Ping Chong and Company was invited to create the production in collaboration with the Lied Center of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University, as part of the Bert Nash Community Summit.)

Related Media

Native Voices - Secret History (2005)